Published on May 2nd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Over 80,000 Peroduas Registered in 2019 So Far
Perodua has sold 82,700 units this year, a 9.5% increase over last year’s figure. This is by far the highest number of vehicles the company has ever sold in the first 4 months of the year.
Perodua says this sales figure benefits the domestic economy. All of the company’s car models feature over 90% local content, accounting for the RM1.8 billion spent on component purchases from Malaysian suppliers. The company aims to spend a total of RM5.4 billion on local component purchases by the end of 2019.
The 82,700 figure also puts Perodua’s total market share at 43%.
For more on this story, check out the press release below.
Perodua’s sales momentum for the first four months of the year remains strong with a 9.5% increase to 82,700 units from January to end-April 2019,
compared with 75,500 units registered in the same period in 2018, underpinned by continued strong demand for all its models.
It is the highest number of vehicles Perodua has sold in the first four months of any year in its history.
“The sales figures, which are internally generated, show strong continued support for our products and we, along with the country’s automotive ecosystem, consisting mainly of suppliers and authorised dealers, are sincerely grateful for this endorsement,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
“While Perodua awaits the Malaysian Automotive Association’s (MAA) official total industry volume numbers, we believe that Perodua’s market share is above 43% for the four-month period, thus directly benefitting the domestic economy as a whole.
“In fact, in the first four months of the year, Perodua spent RM1.8 billion on component purchases from local automotive suppliers and is on track to fulfil our commitment of RM5.4 billion in component purchases this year,” added Dato’ Zainal.
He said Perodua will work further towards its commitment to purchase from domestic automotive component suppliers in the years to come, despite challenging market conditions.
“While it is too soon to set targets beyond 2019, we are cautiously optimistic that there will be growth for Perodua in the year 2020 and this will in turn directly benefit local suppliers,” Dato’ Zainal said.
Perodua’s models, which all have over 90% local content, saw healthy registrations in April with over 7,700 Myvis, 5,900 Axias, 4,200 Bezzas and 1,100 Alzas sold.
“As for the Aruz, we are happy to report that in April we registered over 3,200 units – the most we have ever managed in a single month for the seven-seater SUV. This achievement is significant to us as the Aruz represents our latest transformation effort towards becoming a regional brand,” Dato’ Zainal said.
Perodua’s April 2019 sales total of over 22,100 units is nearly 11% higher than April 2018’s 19,939 units, making it the company’s best April ever in terms of sales. Dato’ Zainal added that demand for Perodua’s new seven-seater SUV, the Aruz, has exceeded expectations, and that production has been accelerated to meet this demand and ease waiting periods to more acceptable levels.
“Since the order books for the Aruz opened on 3 January, nearly 20,000 bookings have been recorded, yielding an average of 170 bookings daily. And as of today, over 9,800 Aruz have been delivered since registrations began on 31 January – an average of more than 100 units daily – making it among the best-selling SUVs in the country.
“The Myvi continues to be our best-selling model – since its November 2017 launch we have delivered over 115,000 units to happy customers, who love the stylish looks, build quality, fuel efficiency, interior space and the amount of advanced equipment they get for the price,” said Dato’ Zainal.
“We wish all Muslims a blessed Ramadan and we will be working harder than ever to get as many cars out to our valued customers as we can within the month. We really appreciate the strong trust Malaysians have placed in us these 26 years, and we will continue to strive, via our products and services, to fulfil as many of your motoring needs and wants as possible,” he added.